I’d been putting off this sewing project for a while, probably because it seems to be a lot more difficult than it actually is. And also because I’m lazy.
But this pajama set is one of my best sewing decisions yet, I think. It’s perfect for the upcoming hot and humid summer and was quite comfy to actually sleep in as well! The biggest issues I had were merely superficial ones, which is promising. I had issues with the binding because I didn’t read the instructions well enough, and I had issues with the strap length, which was solved with a few rounds of stitching and unpicking to find the right length for me.
Though the instructions don’t include a binding for the shorts, I find I like the look of it better — and the binding helps keep the shorts from stretching out and coming up my butt while I’m sleeping. But it’s just a personal preference of mine.
The final set was lovely to sleep in. I normally hate wearing clothes to bed because I toss and turn so much I usually end up tangled in my clothes or overheating because of the foam mattress. But this was quite lovely! The lightweight rayon I chose for my fabric breathes well and the binding is nowhere near as itchy as I was expecting it to be. All in all, a wonderfully surprising sewing expedition. I want to make the matching eye mast, but I don’t know where to find wadding, and I don’t currently own satin. Next time I’m in town I guess I’ll check Jo-Ann’s, but they’ve been pretty empty up here as of late.
I’d love to make this again, with purple binding and gray jersey fabric. Just need to find the fabric, now!